Response to Black Eyed Peas Superbowl 45 show swings from “OMG!” to “WTF?”
Black Eyed Peas Superbowl 45 attempts to please everyone, and only succeeds in pleasing your mom:
Black Eyed Peas, pop band and intergalactic crime fighters according to their stylist, attempted a Superbowl 45 halftime show that would measure up to past performances by people like U2, Bruce Springsteen, and The Who. You know, bands with careers.
In their attempt, Black Eyed Peas did everything they could, from lowering special guest-star Usher down by a rope to having Slash (or maybe a Slash imitator, it’s hard to tell under that ridiculous hat) rise up onstage for a version of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” that was worse than your aunt’s karaoke attempt. In fact Fergie, who took “lead vocals” (being charitable here) on the song, was obviously lip-syncing the whole time.
The whole thing ended with what looked a soda-pop commercial, with single-coloured figures forming the word “love” on the stadium floor, shortly before 300-lb American meatheads began pounding the living crap out of each other.
Oh well, I guess when you reach mega-star status, as Black Eyed Peas have, you dispense with logic, irony or common-sense, power up your Green Lantern ring and hope for the best.
Top Ten Favourite Tweets During the Black Eyed Peas Halftime Show at the Super Bowl:
Cara Davis, on her blog Milk in the Mashed Potatoes, posted her Top Ten Favourite Tweets During the Black Eyed Peas Halftime Show at the Super Bowl:
Is that magic shell on his head?
The world needs LO E.
My twitter feed is a lot more entertaining than this halftime show right now…
They just became carebears.
I’m so embarrassed, I just bought the same plastic hair helmet as will.i.am. Now I can’t wear it.
Half time show sponsored by Tron? #SB11
The sound guy is apparently asleep at the superbowl
Fergies futuristic costume proved exactly what I already knew: She’s gonna look beat in the future too.
Where can I get those shoulder pads Fergie is wearing? Think they’re perfect for me. #BEP #halftime
However, we actually think one of ours is missing:
@guttersniped Did Julie Taymor direct this? #halftime #superbowl #BEP
Black Eyed Peas – how many people are in the band, exactly?
Immediately following the performance Dan Moore, in SB Nation St. Louis, wrote:
“Microphone problems and a weirdly low mix couldn’t, unfortunately, keep the Black Eyed Peas from descending from the Cowboys Stadium rafters and headlining the 2011 Super Bowl Halftime Show. will.i.am somehow managed to miss some notes that were explicitly autotuned; Fergie sang an impossibly brassy version of Sweet Child Of Mine with Slash, who didn’t have anything else going on; and the other two Black Eyed Peas continued to confound people who weren’t sure how many Black Eyed Peas there were. But the major take-home from the halftime show was just how much the Peas loved TRON: Legacy.
“From field-dancers in light-up bodysuits to the transforming body-armor of will.i.am and—I looked it up—apl.de.ap and especially Taboo, it was clear that the Peas are major Jeff Bridges fans. I can’t blame them for that, but I can blame them for “Boom Boom Pow”, “I Gotta Feeling”, and “Let’s Get It Started.” “My Humps”, shockingly, was left on the cutting-room floor.
“Usher was another special guest, getting his own enormous team of Usher-like dancers, which were not wearing light-up bodysuits. He did have to sing “Oh My Gosh” instead of “Oh My God”, a reminder that we still live in a post-Janet Jackson world.”